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FOX
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
now say the inmate should be cleared. >> reporter: right, tori, ronald ross spend close to 7 years at the prison for a crime that both sides say he was never a part of. we spoke with his mother this afternoon and she says she could not be any more happier. >> i am overwhelmed. i am just praising the lord or jesus christ or lord and savior that he touched the hearts and souls of people to understand and read and see that ronald was innocent. >> reporter: now cameras were not allowed in the courtroom during the hearing today so these are photos of ronald before he was wrongly convicted. these are provided to us by a group called the innocence project at santa clara university. who about 4 years ago looked at his case and says he was innocent. ross was convicted in 2006 for a shooting in oakland but the victim back then picked ross out of a photo line up but now says he never believed ross was the shooter and he was pressured by police and feared the real gunman would come after him. several years later he will be set free this afternoon and in court this afternoon ross was crying whe
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
dedication to the case means he's about to be set free we're live. >> ronald ross expected to be released on friday. this after eye witness testimony used to convict him has been proven by the innocence project and the district attorney to be false. >> it's like... someone had put something on my shoulder. >> she couldn't shake the conviction of her son, ronald ross. ross served six years in prison for a crime he did not commit. >> because i know what my son co-was like. >> ross arrested after a man who was shot in this block picked him out of a six-man photo line up. and more bad news still to come. two other witnesses also fingered ross for the shooting but ross's mother says from the beginning it was a lie. >> i know he was on my couch, drinking beer. ⌞ñ her cries of ross's innocence was not enough to sway investigators n 2006 ross convicted of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. >> we're looking to exonerate people wrongfully convicted. >> rhonda is with the northern california innocence project with a team of law students from santa clara university and a san francisco law f
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
gaulludette station. ross the victim fell onto the roadway and was run over. ross later died at the hospital. >> the power is back on for hundreds of dominion power customers in mt. vernon. this was for a car accident on mt. vernon memorial parkway. the crash knocked down three polls and the poles were replaced today. >> tens of thousands voiced their opposition to the keystone pipeline. this was after several protestors including daryl hannah were arrested for protesting by the white house. >> this project has not been approved yet. the pipeline will bring oil from canada to the u.s. but is a subject of heated debate. >> drums of protest on a cold day. >> this is a big deal. >> thousands rally against the pipeline. >> the dispalcement of people, it is about big money -- >> the 1700 mile pipeline from alberta, canada to multiple refineries is in the midst of a complicated process. the oil industry sais the pipeline would create 20,000 new jobs and give the u.s. energy independence. it would expand access to secure supplies of canadian crude. as much as 800,000 barrels a day. >> ther
KOFY
Feb 23, 2013 12:00am PST
. >> i'm carolyn johnson. ronald ross was september to quintin on the testimony of a witness who lied. tonight after more than six years in jail he is finally free. abc7 news reporter john alston is in dublin for us with the story. >> it took place here. for the first time he will not spend the night in a prison bunk, but with his family. he said he is no longer angry and things happen for a reason, but he paid quite a price. >> well wishers showed up to see ronald ross at his mother's home in west oakland. only two hours earlier ross walked out of the santa rita jail, a free man for the first time in nearly seven years, seven years he never should have lost. >> i can see sunshine again and walk on clean -- good clean air. >> now 51 years old he was wrongly convicted of attempted murder in a shooting that took place steps from where his mother now lives. the victim picked ross out of a photo lineup and then recan'ted as other evidence came to light. today the judge set ross free. >> >> one time i was thinking the judge was being hateful toward me. but i guess now i see he was doing th
KOFY
Feb 22, 2013 9:00pm PST
quentin on the testimony of witness who lied. tonight nearly seven years later ronald ross is finally a free man. >> good evening. ronald ross steps out of the jail this afternoon and graciously spoke with reporters. he was humble and happy about his release. something that likely would not have come about without the support of the innocence project egg. laura has the story. >> ronald ross squinted in the sun light as he walked out the front door of the santa rita jail. his first taste of freedom in nearly seven years. >> lovely day. lovely day. >>reporter: ross was ordered row leasesed during emotional hearing in oak land. minutes after the judge set aside her son's conviction she described her joy. >> god is good. all the time i'm so proud. >>reporter: man with no violent history ross was convict entered 2006 of attempted murder after man was shot on thisxd block of can street in west oakland. victim picked ross out of a photo line up but later evidence came to light that someone else did the shooting. alameda county da office degreeed and withdrew the support of the 2006 juror ver
KOFY
Feb 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
hingedon the testimon of witness who li. rold ross will getut of jail thks to th rthe californi incent proct and san ancioaw fm nick smith ha h story. >> likeomeby te had i couldn't shake it off.what she couldn't shake was the wrongful conviction of her son ronald ross. he served 6 years and 10 month in prison for crime he didn't xhichlt i know myon. l. reporter ross arrested by oakland police after man who was shot in this block of campbell streein west oakld cked h out of a photo lin up tre was more badews come 2 otritnseslso nger ross for t shoing. but ross mother thelma said from the beginning that it was a lie. >> i know where he was at. he was sitting on my kouchlt in my house. drinking beer. >>porter: her cry of innocence was not oughto sway invesgato. i2006 ross coicted ofttempt murder andssault wth a rearm. >> we look exonere people wrgly convicte. >>reporter: rhond with the northe california innocence oject with team of law students fro santa clara univsity and s francco law firm kier anvan ness theyere able to uncer evidce provi ross incence and convced cnty prosecuto
FOX
Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
perseverance and advocates. >> reporter: this was an emotion day for ross and his family. ross walked away at last a free man and the sun was shining. >> today is a lovely day. a lovely day. it's past a good day, it's a blessed day for me to be out here again. >> reporter: ross spent nearly seven years at san quentin penitentiary. he was convicted of attempted murder. after witnesses pointed to his photo in a line up. but lawyers at the innocence project felt the facts didn't add up. at the time ross had no criminal history and they set out to bring the truth to light. >> god blessed me with the dream team. an angel that brought me this far. >> he didn't know the victim. he didn't know anyone else involved. there was no physical evidence linking him to the shooting. there was no fingerprints, there was no dna, there was nothing like that. they never found the gun. >> reporter: finally a key witness who was a child at the time admitted he tried at the trial. today at superior court, his mother finally got to hug her son. >> i am so excited i didn't know what to do. i've never felt like
KICU
Feb 22, 2013 11:30pm PST
the perseverance and advocates. >> reporter: this was an emotion day for ross and his family. ross walked away at last a free man and the sun was shining. >> today is a lovely day. a lovely day. it's past a good day, it's a blessed day for me to be out here again. >> reporter: ross spent nearly seven years at san quentin penitentiary. he was convicted of attempted murder. after witnesses pointed to his photo in a line up. but lawyers at the innocence project felt the facts didn't add up. at the time ross had no criminal history and they set out to bring the truth to light. >> god blessed me with the dream team. an angel that brought me this far. >> he didn't know the victim. he didn't know anyone else involved. there was no physical evidence linking him to the shooting. there was no fingerprints, there was no dna, there was nothing like that. they never found the gun. >> reporter: finally a key witness who was a child at the time admitted he tried at the trial. today at superior court, his mother finally got to hug her son. >> i am so excited i didn't know what to do. i've never fe
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> well wishers showed up to see ronald ross at his mother's home in west oakland. only two hours earlier ross walked out of the santa rita jail, a free man for the first time in nearly seven years, seven years he never should have lost. >> i can see sunshine again and walk on clean -- good clean air. >> now 51 years old he was wrongly convicted of attempted murder in a shooting that took place steps from where his mother now lives. the victim picked ross out of a photo lineup and then recan'ted as other evidence came to light. today the judge set ross free. >> >> one time i was thinking the judge was being hateful toward me. but i guess now i see he was doing the job the same way as the d.a. >> the northern california inthat you sense project and attorneys with the san francisco law firm spent four years clearing his name. >> he spent seven years in prison for something he didn't do. the add veer care y'all system let him down, but it was due to cooperation with the district attorney's office we were able to get this great result. >> ross' 77-year-old mother cooperate contain her
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
reaction from the family of ronald ross. jodi? >> raunl, it's a day he and his mother thought would never come. but nearly seven years after being convicted for a crime he did not commit. 51-year-old ronald ross walked out of jail a free man. ross walked out of the yale just a short time ago to a group of r of reporters waiting outside. he was wrongfully convicted for a shooting after bees misidentified by the victim who later recanted, it took lawyers from the innocence prongts four years to win his freedom. but a judge ordered him released this morning and ross just walked out of jail a short time ago. >> reporter: how does freedom feel? >> it feels great, man, it feels great. it's a blessing. it's a blessing. i was blessed by god, you know, god went through what i went through, like i say, things happen for a reason. >> i feel great, i feel wonderful. i feel awesome, i feel awesome. i really do, they finally found the truth. my son, been locked up for something he did not do. >> ross's mother said he requested a dinner of oysters and shrimp and she intended to fix that for him. w
CBS
Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
really frees up aaron craft a little in the backcourt and laquinton ross is another guy that you anticipate that has to play big, and aaron ravenel also has come on to the floor for the ohio state buckeyes, so the question becomes how much of a factor can sam thompson be in a game like this? because from an offensive standpoint he can be limited when forced into a halfcourt game, and we've got a stoppage in play dealing with -- they were looking at a three-point shot opportunity and then also a clock situation. these were previous baskets that were scored, we're being told. >> bill: a little upset with the group. wants some action. >> tim: this is a three by brust. there should be no debate with that. >> bill: your mention of scott coming into the game, it speeds up the game. that's what you want to do when you play wisconsin. push the ball. be aggressive. and make good decisions too. i think you can dribble drive. assert yourself on that end of the floor, and he can do it well, getting better and better. be a terrific player. pretty good genes too. >> tim: charlie, of course, we
KRON
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
a violent assault and shooting in oakland. and given a life sentence. but tonight. ronald ross is a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. ross took his first steps of freedom late this afternoon. after his conviction was dismissed. kron 4's dan kerman was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man. >> i just hope they do a better job on investigating, and look real carefully ....who may be wrongfully accused and help the children ... >> reporter: ross wants to reunite his family and take a vacation... >> about 50 people gathered in downtown palo alto tonight. for a candle light vigil against gun violence. the group is calling for more gun control in california and the nation. members of both the palo alto and menlo park city councils were on hand to speak about upcoming legislation in each city regarding gun control. those in attendance said. more needs to be done to reduce access to dangerous weapons >> lawrence byrd, gun control advocate: we need tighter gun control laws in america. >> the event was part of a national day of action. designed to put more p
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
he's a free man. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> ross stepped out of santa rita jail and graciously spoke with reporters. he was hum skpbl thankful about the release, it likely won't have come about without the support of the innocence project. laura? >> i'm here now in court this morning a judge ordered ross set free, also wishing him well, then, five hours later here at the jail, ronald ross walked out of the front door extolled us he's not angry but anxious to get on with his life. ronald ross squinted in the sunlight as they walked out of the front door of the jail. his first taste of freedom in nearly seven years. >> i lovely days. it's a good day. a blessed day. during an emotional hearing in oakland. minutes after the judge set aside her son's conviction, thelma described her joy. >> god is good all of the time i. so proud god brought him through. >> a man with no violent hist he was convicted of attempted murder after a man was not in west oakland. the victim kicked him out of a photo line up, evidence came to light someone else did the shooting. the d.a.agreed and withdrew
KRON
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
he was clearing the way for the dismisal of ronald ross' life sentenceover taken by emotion in the courtroom51- year-old wood's dropped his face into his hands sobbing tears of relief after serving 6-years and ten months for an attempted murder back in 2006 that his mother always maintained her son could not have committed >> "i know my child didn't do this because i know where he was at, he was on my couch drinking beer and wine" >> reporter: ultimately both the d.a. and the defense agreedross did not commit the crimeelliot peters led the defense team in getting the conviction overturned >> "we had really developed a lot of evidencewas a conviction they could stand behind" >> nancy o'malley called me up. and we reviewed it. stand behind this conviction anymore and i really respect. >> reporter: although wood spent the bulk of his time in san quintinhe was recently transferred here to santa rita jail awaiting the outcome of his conviction being overturnedtoday when he walks out those doors he will be a frre manin dublin haaziq madyun kron4news been >> more details now in the overtu
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
killed her son to come forward. 20-year-old dornell ross of upper marlboro was struck and the driver kept going. karen gray houston talked to his mother this evening and joins us in the newsroom with more, karen. >> cassandra ross found out her son was killed early sunday morning when the police called. she didn't hear the door bell, and now everything seems like a blur. >> i wish he or she would turn themselves in. >> reporter: in fact, ernest appeal tonight from the mother of christopher ross. he was only 20, living at home, had a job working with people with disabilities. was planning to go back to college and then came the phone call. >> when i talked to the officer, there's been an accident. and i thought oh, my god he's been in an accident in his car. and i'm like is he okay. >> reporter: and then this bomb shell. >> evidently what i'm getting, he slipped and he fell. i don't know, you know, we trip on our own feet sometimes, and he, and the car hit him and kept going. >> it happened sometime around 10:30 saturday night in the 100 block of m street northeast near the gal
FOX
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
that the judge was just, you know being hateful toward me. >> reporter: back in 2006, ross was convicted of attempted murder in oakland and assault with a firearm. he was sentenced to 25 years to life behind bars in san quentin. today a judge ordered ross to be released after evidence showed he was innocent. >> i'm going to go back with my kids and my family. take a vacation. >> reporter: ross' mother says she was in prayer that her son would come out of this ordeal. it took seven years to get her son back home. >> i am worried about that. because he can't take that life back. i don't know how my son has been treated. >> i stayed positive at all times. >> reporter: now that he's out there's a tough life ahead. the california innocence project will also help him adjust. he wants to help at risk kids. he says he no longer has hard feelings toward law enforcement but he does have some advice. >> i just want them to do better investigations, look deep down inside themselves to see is this really the person who has committed the crime or hasn't committed the crime. >> reporter: ross
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
his weekend a free man. an emotional reunion between 51-year-old ronald ross and his mother yesterday afternoon at her home in dublin. ross was released from jail after seven years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. it took a four-year investigation by a fran law firm, private investigator and the northern california innocence project to free ross who faced 25 to life for attempted murder. there are allegations that the oakland police department in charge not only did shoddy work, but told a witness to pick ross' picture out of lineup. but they are not dwelling on the loss, they are cherishing what's to come. >> god talked to me. i really saw angels. because he blessed me to be free again. >> he said it will be all right, mom. it is going to be all right. and it will be all right, because god let me live to see him get out. >> welch originally from louisiana, taking a much-needed vacation, four adult children live there. >>> and a new library opened today, even though completed and ready go-to-go three years ago. hundreds came out for the ribbon cutting ceremony this
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county courthouse where a judge just freed ronald ross moments ago. >> through all the time, i'm so proud that god brought him through. i'm really proud. >> reporter: for the first time in nearly 7 years, this mother got a chance to hug her son, a right that was wrongly taken away. what was that first hug like, that moment? >> like i was in i don't know just like i was in the garden of eden somewhere. but god brought me through. it felt good. >> reporter: thelma's son ronald ross was vindicated after being wrongly convicted of a 2006 shooting in oakland. he spent nearly 7 years behind bars. thanks to a team of volunteer lawyers, the northern california "innocence project," today ross will walk out of jail a free man. >> i'm really, really happy and relieved. it's been almost five years, 4.5 years, of work. >> reporter: hard work that paid off. the team argued he was a victim of poor police work and lies from witnesses. the alameda county prosecutors agreed. >> we had a tape-recorded more or less confession from the person who did the shooting. we
CBS
Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
. ross tells us her son, she spoke to him around 10:00. he was calling to let her know he arrived safely. a half hour later he was dead. >> but i don't want it that way. >> reporter: it is a pain no mother ever wants to experience. burying a child. >> it's just not human to just hit somebody and keep going. >> he was your baby. >> yeah, that was my baby boy. >> reporter: he was killed saturday night around 10:30. police say somehow darnell ross fell into the crosswalk on the 100 block of m street northeast. a driver struck him and then took off. >> i'm mostly angry, i guess, because they didn't stop. that's just being cruel. i wouldn't hit a dog and not stop. >> reporter: ross says her son was a caring child who loved his family and had the gift of gab. now, as she copes with the tragedy of burying her baby, she hopes someone out there knows something. >> if anybody saw anything that they would come forward and maybe the driver would actually see, you know, and realize that he did hit somebody and turn himself in. >> reporter: ross tells me police believe the car that struck darne
FOX
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
-year-old ross was convicted murder and assault for a firearm which he was sentenced for 25 years behind bars. today a judge ordered ross to be released after new evidence showed he was innocent. >> it makes no sense that mr. ross committed this crime. there's no physical evidence. it just didn't catch up. >> reporter: outside we spoke to one of ross's alibis, ross's 77-year-old mom who said he could not have committed the crime because he was at home with her at the time. ross's mother says she was in constant prayer that her son would come through this ordeal and now that he has she is disappointed it took nearly seven years to have her son home. >> i'm kind of worried about that because he can't get that life back that he took from him. i don't know how my child has been treated. >> i had to work with the anger. i did have to deal with people who had anger. i did not let that get to me i stayed positive at all times. >> reporter: ross will have shrimp and oysters for dinner tonight. hear the advice he has for law enforcement officers and people going through this ordeal and wha
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
up this morning free. it was an emotional reunion between 51-year-old ronald ross and his mother yesterday afternoon at her home in dublin. ross was released from jail after spending seven years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. it took a four-year investigation by a san francisco law firm, a private investigator, and a northern california innocence project to free ross who faced a 25 years to life in prison for attempted murder. there are serious allegations that the oakland police sergeant in charge of the investigation at the time not only did shoddy work but showed the shooting victim six photos and told him to pick ross' picture out of the line-up. as for mom and son, they are not dwelling on those years lost, they are xhcherishing what's to come. >> he said we're going to be all right, mom, we're going to be all right and i'm quite sure we'll be all right because i live to see him get out. >> ross is originally from louisiana and says he will be taking a much needed vacation there to see his four adult children. >>> the list of suspects is growing, a fifth person n
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
1/. >>> welcome to today's "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. >> and i'm kelly evans. >> european stocks leading the gains today in the world. analysts like the organic growth number. >> new car registrations across the eu slumped to an all-time low in january. >>> government delays its decision on the next bank of japan governor. is this the beginning of a more moderate japanese agenda? >>> and we're live in milan as the italian electoral race enters the final stref. we'll hear just why the mayor will decide to vote. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> all right. welcome to today's, a bit of a transport theme going on this morning. >> or lack thereof. >> well, there's bmw, has their recalled. you have to take your one and three series back. >> the thing about the bmw is people have to take them to the special bmw shop, anyway. when you have a recall like this, it's a pretty straightforward process for owners. >> then making a replica of the "titanic." some people are worried they're making it in a c
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
emotional, jessica. the mother and son hugged and sobbed in the courtroom as the judge ordered ross' release this morning, then late this afternoon ronald ross walked out of the jail feeling the freedom of sunshine on his shoulders at last. that's how ronald ross says it felt to walk out of jail a free man after spending nearly seven years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. ross has been released. how does freedom feel? >> oh, it feels great. man, it feels great. i mean, it's a blessing. it's a blessing. i was blessed by god. >> reporter: he was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder of a shooting after two witnesses misidentified him, only to recant later. it took lawyers from the san francisco law firm and from the northernc california innocence project four years to win hiz freedom. >> in june 2011 we finally got a break in the case which was a declaration from one of the witnesses saying that he lied at trial and that ronald ross was not the shooter. and from there everything started falling into place. >> that's a day for me. lord knows. >> reporter: ross' mother says her praye
KRON
Feb 22, 2013 8:00pm PST
. and given a life sentence. but tonight. ronald ross is a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. ross took his first steps of freedom just after four this afternoon. after his conviction was dismissed. and. new tonight at 8. kron 4's dan kerman was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man. >> reporter: tonight, ronald ross' family tells kron4. they never had a doubt about his innocence. his mother always maintained her son could not have committed that crime. >> "i know my child didn't do this because i know where he was at, he was on my couch drinking beer and wine." >> reporter: ultimately, both the district attorney and the defense agreed ross did not commit the crime elliot peters led the defense team, in getting the conviction overturned. about 50 people gathered at lytton plaza in downtown palo alto tonight. for a candle light vigil against gun violence. the group is calling for more gun control in california and the nation. members of both the palo alto and menlo park city councils were on hand to speak about upcoming legislation in each city re
FOX
Feb 19, 2013 5:35am EST
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SFGTV
Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
be the equivalent as if the finding of official misconduct against ross mirkarimi was responded with well we're friends with ross mirkarimi and we don't have to give you an answer and, in fact nobody said that. in this instance it's a badge of honor. they don't have it give you a reason. they haven't given you a reason. it's not official miscould be duct if it's only the sunshine ordinance. and that is the message. thank you very much. >> commissioners, as the previous speaker mentioned jul gomez has been elected to her position [twao-eupbs/] since you found her unanimously to have violated her responsibility under the sunshine ordinance and yes, the mayor has refused to even deal with it and it's interesting over the last year, he didn't mind spending $200,000 of money to get ross mirkarimi out of office and yet with one of his own appointees, you sent him a recommendation and he ignores it and he ignores that. well, boys and girls, can anyone spell hypocritical? very frankly one of the reasons i have been adamant about the library commission is the fact that they come before the pu
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 5:35am EST
. the victim has been identified as 20-year-old darnell ross of upper marlboro. if you have any information in the case, d.c. police want to hear from you. >>> also making headlines this morning, another young life in chicago cut short by gunfire. >> the victim's sister taking part in a speech by president obama just days before. we'll have more on the sad twist to the story that is keeping the issue in the national spotlight.  and...done. did you just turn your ringer  off so no one would interrupt us? oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!! emergency roadside assistance. just a click away with the geico mobile app. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocola
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
, a private investigator and the innocence project to free ross. allegations that the oakland police department pressured a witness to identify ross as the shooter. they are not dwelling on the years lost, they are cherishing what is to come. >> since god talked to me. i really saw angels. he blessed me to be free again. >> he said i'll be all right, mom. it will be all right. and sure it will be all right, because the lord let me live to see him get out. >> ross is originally from louisiana and he will be taking a much-needed vacation there to see his four adult children. >>> police in okland, looking for a gunman who shot at an ac transit bus around 12:30 a.m. near 55th avenue and international boulevard. investigators say about half dozen rounds hit the bus, breaking its back window, leaving two passengers with minor cuts. two other passengers hurt when the driver quickly hit the gas to get out of danger. police trying to figure out why the bus was targeted as well. >>> hundreds of guns have been taken off bay area streets in recent months, thanks to gun buyback programs. nbc bay
FOX
Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
" reports prosecutors have asked a judge to free 51-year-old ronald ross after he served 7 years in prison for attempted murder. ross' attorneys said their client was the victim of shoddy police work and a lying witness. the district attorney's office has conceded his conviction should not stand. ross is expected to be released next week. >>> lots of sunshine out there today. let's check in now with meteorologist mark tamayo to find out what to expect for sunday. >> lots of 60s and 70s once again across the bay area. but some big changes to talk about in our five-day forecast. a big temperature change and also rain making a comeback. as far as those readings from the afternoon, they range from the 60s to the low 70s. most areas a little cooler compared to yesterday very warm numbers. latest right now on the satellite you will see a big batch of high clouds that moved across the region today. right now, we have mostly clear skies and current temperatures are dropping off most areas currently in the 50s. downtown san francisco, 52. san jose 57. and livermore in the mid-50s reporting mostly c
KRON
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
and shooting in oakland is enjoying his first morning of freedom in seven years. ronald ross took his first-ever outside prison walls of friday. spent nearly seven years in prison. his conviction was recently dismissed. kron 4 dan carmen was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man. >> today is a lovely day. it is a blessed day for may. >> he called his attorney is the dream team and he accredited his family for keeping their spirits up when he was behind bars. >> while ross admits that he was angry he stated that he eventually was able to set that aside a fine piece. >> god has given me a second chance. >> as for the police and the district attorney who put him out time bars he had this message for them. >> i told them that they should do a better investigation for the jobs that they have before they put someone in jail for a crime that they did not commit. they shall look really careful before they arrest someone for no reason. >> ross, said that he met other prisoners who is they were also probably convicted in an error. >> i just want to show them the right path
CW
Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
freedom after more than six years. ronald ross went to prison for a crime he didn't commit. >> real nice to be free again. it's been a long journey for me. >> ross broke down in court as a judge ordered him release. his mom couldn't wait to give him a hug. >> i'm 77 years old and i have never felt like this in my life. god is so good. >> ross was sentenced to 22 years to life by a shooting. a team of students from santa clara university and volunteer lawyers worked for years to prove his innocence. >>> oscar pistorius is free on bail tonight. a judge concluded the double amputee dugged, the blade runner, is not a danger and possesses no flight risk. the decision follows tw days of hearings about how he shot and killed his girlfriend, model, reeva steenkamp inside his home on valentine's day. pistorius thought he was shooting an intruder. meanwhile, lance armstrong is facing a new legal opponent tonight. the justice department joined a lawsuit alleging armstrong defrauded the u.s. government when he lied about doping. demanding the $30 million in sponsorship money that was supplied by the
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
second chance at life. ronald ross has spent more than six years of a 25-year sentence, convicted of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. the innocence project, made up of law student, took a second look at his case and found numerous problems with it. now ross is about to go free, and his mom can't believe it. >> i feel good, like somebody lifted the word off my shoulder. i feel real great. i'm great. and i thank the lord that my son is getting out for something he didn't do. >> and he's believed -- it was believed we were going to be able to get us out. he believed in us, called us the dream team. >> ross's ordeal began in april of 2006, when the victim was shot in the ribs after answering a knock on his front door. steven emery was later convicted in an unrelated case. he's been linked to several shootings in west oakland. >>> gas prices across the country are not expected to go down anytime soon. the average price for a gallon of regular nationwide is $3.67, an increase of 12 cents in the past week. in california, we're paying an average of $4.13. a month ago, it was almo
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
kind of information so we can have some closure. >> reporter: miss ross planned her son's funeral. >> a very loving child. he just loved life. liked to party. liked to dance. >> reporter: that's just where darnell ross was going on saturday night out to dance with his friends. designee just wanted to get out for the night because he hadn't been out in a while and he wanted to go out. >> reporter: the last thing he told his mom he taking the metro into the city to spend the night with some friends. >> last thing he said to me is i love you. then he had the accident. >> reporter: that final phone call came about 10:30 saturday night. the 20-year-old from upper marlboro was killed by a hit-and-run driver right outside the gal did you tell university metro stop in northeast d.c. ross was alone. place say he fell off the sidewalk and into the street. then a car hit him, ran him over and just kept going. for the past three years ross worked for chi centers helping to take care of developmentally disabled people. >> it's very sad. it's i think a situation where we all are not sure why it
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
moment for ronald ross after nearby seven years behind bars, wrongly convicted of attempted murder. he walked out of jail within just the past hour, he had)p ñ changed out of his jail sump suit walking out wearing dress slacks and a shirt. he squinted into the sunshine and talked to reporters about what he described as a quote very lovely day. >> i think that now that you're out? >> in a way, it has. it have.lfj so i can kiss on this sunshine. it feels great. man, it feels great. it's a blessing. it's a blessing. yes. i was blessed by god, you know, granted i went through what i went through but everything happened for a reason. >> describe what is going through your mind five minutes ago? when you had a chance to walk through the doors? >> i can see sunshine again. walk on clean air again. >> now, ross talked about what he was going do tonight that. is go see his mother and family in oakland. he hopes to have his favorite feel of -- meal of shrimp and oysters then he says he wants to take a vacation, visit has father in southern california and his children who live in louisiana.
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
the u.s. do next? brian ross is here. >>> his story. olympic athlete oscar pistorius in court today. tonight, what he says about why he shot his girlfriend. >>> made in america? could the next pope be from boston? meet the cardinal rising to the top of the list. >>> and, the secret of success. how to turn your family into a dynamic, happy team, making sure everyone wins. >>> good evening. a new report tonight lifts the veil on a kind of invisible war. china, unleashing its full spy power on american power grids and the wealth of american manufacturing. a new report even locates this building in shanghai. it doesn't look threatening, but what are they doing inside? and what does it mean for americ america's national security? here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: the chinese people's liberation army is the biggest military force in the world, with more than 2 million soldiers. but it is the thousand or so in this nondescript building in shanghai that may pose the biggest threat to the u.s. this is the headquarters of the army's secretive unit number 61398, where, according to the new
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
's patrick sedillo was there as ronald ross got his life back. >> reporter: ronald ross has been waiting for this moment for almost 7 years. his shoes touching the ground a free man. >> a lot of pain, hurt, seeing a lot of things that i usually don't see. >> reporter: seven years waiting behind walls innocent but convicted with horror stories to tell. >> a lot of stabbings and people who committed suicide. >> reporter: mom thelma describes the first hug in almost 7 years. >> like i was in the garden of eden somewhere. >> reporter: he was falsely accused in 2006 of shooting a man in oakland. the man survived but ronald was mistakenly identified as the shooter and was given a 25 areas to life sentence for attempted murder. the d.a. thought it was the right thing to do to drop the charges since a private investigator and the "innocence project" as well as his attorneys proved ronald was in fact innocent. the actual shooter is now in santa rita jail. ross' attorney says they never gave up hope. >> we have been working hard to convince them for the past year that ronald really was inn
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
right because the lord let me live to see him get out. >> ross is originally from louisiana and says he will be taking a much needed vacation there to see his four adult children. >>> this morning a former actor and theater teacher is accused of child molestation. police in pleasant hill began investigating 27-year-old jason pedroza of san bruno. he turned himself in yesterday. police believe the alleged crimes happened while he was working with the center repertory company. the company says he was fired from his job in november, pedroza also worked at a walnut creek ballet school and police are urging anyone who might have had contact with pedroza to contact them. >>> the list of suspects is growing, a fifth person now has been charged in the high-profile killing of a south bay millionaire. 32-year-old katrina marie fritz was arraigned on murder and robbery charges yesterday. detectives claim she is a prostitute who the victim often hired. kumra was killed in a home invasion last november. fritz's brother is one of the three men charged in the case. another suspect prostitute, raven
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 4:25am EST
the crosswalk and was hit. the victim has been identified as 20-year-old darnell ross of upper marlboro. >>> a big budget bat olympic capitol hill is on hold as congress is on a week's vacation. we are less than two week before billions in automatic spending cuts are set to take effect too on march 1st. the cuts would drain $85 billion from the government's budget. democrats fear the impact this could have on the middle class while republicans argue the president is doing little to stop t. >>> immigration reform is still a hot issue on the hill right now. >> a lot of talk about a new proposal from the obama administration that would allow illegal immigrants to become permanent residents. doug luzader has more. >> reporter: accord tying draft that was leaked to "usa today," the president wants to create a special new visa specifically for illegal immigrants that would allow them to stay in the country while they wait for permanent legal status. even those with criminal records would be welcomed so long as they haven't been convicted of three crimes or spent more than a year in p
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
the september 11 murder of 18-year-old central high school senior, markell ross. the murder of 15-year-old suitland freshman, charles c.j. walker monday was solved in 48 hours. it was less than a week in the case of friendly high school junior, marcus jones, who was shot to death in january. in each case, twitter was alive with tributes to the victims and within hours of the deaths, information was flowing to investigators. >> four of the six cases will be closed, saying in no small part, to social media. >> prince georges county police capitalized with a twitter page of their own. also a text address. and a reporting system online. in each case, information can be sent anonymously without ever having to talk to police in person. which is just the way many kids want it. police are still getting a large number of phone calls the old fashioned way to their crime solver's number as well. the lesson learned is, if you combine outrage, justice is soon to follow. now, i want you to have all the information as to how to contact police. to do that, go to our website, wusa9. look for the s
KICU
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
south of at&t park. as rob ross explains the city's largest brewery as big plans for that space. >> the giants are planning for more than world championships. the ownership is proposing a $1.6 billion development called mission rock, and today announcesed its first tenant. lee and giants ceo larry bear, san francisco's own brewing company celebrated its plan to expand its operation into pierre 48, a huge tenant for a huge development. anchors says it will be able to quadruple its production and put in a museum and brew pub. >> big focus of ours is to communicate toth rest of the world and location here at pier 48 is perfect for that. >> it's to reuse some of the existing peer. there's no structural things they have to do about it. i think this will get through very easily. >> the giant's mission rock development spreads over 27 acres across what is now parking lot a. it calls for 1500 apartment units, a park and retail and office space. >> we think it's going to be a classy neighborhood. we think it's going to be something like some of the neighborhoods in new york, the soho kind of nei
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
problems to report out of gadget theres berg -- gaithersburg. >>> investigators a darnell ross was headed for a night out with some friends when he fell in a crosswalk. a vehicle hit him and kept going. delia goncalves talked with his mother. >> reporter: it is a pain no mother ever wants to experience, burying a child. >> not human to hit somebody and keep going. that was my baby boy. >> reporter: the babe faced 20-year-old was killed saturday night around 10:30. police say somehow darnell ross fell into the crosswalk in the 100 block of mstreet northeast. a driver struck him and took off. >> i'm mostly angry because they didn't stop. i wouldn't hit a
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
ronald ross walked out of jail. he had been serving 25 years to life for a 2006 shooting he had nothing to do with. a team of volunteer lawyers worked for years to prove his innocence. >> god blessed me with the dream team angels that brought me this far. without them, without the "innocence project," i probably would still be stuck behind these walls for something i haven't done. >> first thing ross plans to do as a free man, have dinner with his mother. she got to hug him in court today for the first time in years. >> i'm 77 years old and i have never felt like this is my [ indiscernible ] god is so good, he awesome. >> the man investigators think was the actual shooter was already in jail for unrelated crimes. >>> new at 5:00 a fourth person has been charged with the murder of a south bay millionaire. katrina fitzwas arraigned today and prosecutors identify her as a prostitute to previously worked for ravi kumra. she and three others are accused of breaking into his monte sereno mansion last fall. a second prostitute is charged with accessory to murder. >>> the san jose woman
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
just a few seconds. the hug was the first outside jail and courtroom walls. then ronald ross disappeared ready to start fresh. just an hour earlier, ronald walked out of jail. the 2006 attempted murder conviction overturned at last. the anger he once harbored nowhere in his life. >> since god talked to me, i saw everything. he blessed me to be free. >> reporter: and randall harvey had tears in his eyes after ronald was with him during the shooting. >> i had investigators come to my house and call me a liar. >> reporter: it took a four-year investigation by a law firm and the innocence project to free ronald who faced 25 years to life behind bars. >> he was released. it's truly a rewarding, wonderful thing to do. >> reporter: there are allegations that the oakland police sergeant in charge of the investigation not only did shoddy work, but showed pictures and told to pick ross's photo out of the line up. we will have an update next week. >> a happy day for me. >> reporter: for mom and son, no dwelling on the years lost. >> we will be all right. >> reporter: the 51-year-old is
KICU
Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
beach but could anything be done to crack down? and our top story 7 rob ross looks at the frustrations and one possible solution. >> big brawl, huge brawl, call the cops, call it. call the cops. >> pushing, shoving, punches thrown. it happened early sunday morning in a parking lot on broadway. a series of fights broke out and took police more than an hour to break them up. by the time the dust settled, four part-time were arrest and had two officers were injured, one was kicked in the head. >> it is frustrating. >> roger lived in north beach and a member of the neighborhood. he says he saw part of what happened. >> so these were folks that were very intoxicate and had that were pushed out from the club that were mingling with other folks that were in the street. these are 18-year-old that is drink on the street. that. >> this owner of a late night taqueria tells us what he says a drunken partier did two weeks ago. >> he threw the garbage can three times and finally went through the glass here. >> told me many offices have been pulled from patrolling north beach on weekend nights to m
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
spies at work tonight. what does the u.s. do next? brian ross is here. >>> his story. olympic athlete oscar pistorius in court today. tonight, what he says about why he shot his girlfriend. >>> made in america? could the next pope be from boston? meet the cardinal rising to the top of the list. >>> and, the secret of success. how to turn your family into a dynamic, happy team, making sure everyone wins. >>> good evening. a new report tonight lifts the veil on a kind of invisible war. china, unleashing its full spy power on american power grids and the wealth of american manufacturing. a new report even locates this building in shanghai. it doesn't look threatening, but what are they doing inside? and what does it mean for america's national security? here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: the chinese people's liberation army has more than 2 million personnel. but it is the thousand or so in this nondescript building in shanghai that may pose the biggest threat to the u.s.
PBS
Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> hello and welcome to nhk "newsline." i'm ross mihara in tokyo with the stories at this hour. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe and u.s. president barack obama have met for the first time. they just wrapped up a meeting in washington and touched on everything from the threat posed by north korea to a wide ranging free trade agreement. abe says he and obama agree ed concrete policies and the alliance's future direction. >> translator: i can confidently say the trust and bond in the japan/u.s. alliance are completely restored. >> obviously, japan is one of our closest allies. and the u.s./japan alliance is the central foundation for our regional security and so much of what we do in the pacific region. >> abe said he and obama agreed to take decisive action in response to north korea's missile launches and tests. abe says they'll work together on a new ruz aleutian and tougher sanctions. he also spoke about the east china sea. china and taiwan claim it. he says his administration would respond calmly to china's challenges and noted the u.s.-japan alliance acts as a stabili
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
release of 51-year-old ronald ross after spending seven years in prison. his conviction was overturned last week with help from the innocence project. ross was convicted in 2006 of attempted murder. the victim of a west oakland shooting picked him from a photo lineup. he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. >> student demonstrators got the meeting they wanted over the budget crisis facing the troubled school after an all-night protest. the chancellor will meet with them. cornell bernard joins us with the developing news. >> the student demonstrators have just vacated the administration hall after getting what they want, a meeting next week with the chancellor about the crisis here at city college. >> a small group of student protesters camped outside demanding to speak with city college chancellor. police were standing by. we took no action. >> everything has been civil. the police have respected us. >> the protesters complained there has been a lack of communication between the students and the administration. >> a campus rally on thursday echoed fears there will be
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